City of Chicago announces Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Season

The 2024 Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Summer Season is about to begin, bringing free world-class arts programming to the Midwest’s #1 attraction celebrating its milestone anniversary this season.

Artist lineups were announced for the popular Millennium Park Summer Music Series (most Mondays and Thursdays, July 1 – Aug. 8) featuring some of the biggest names in music including Corinne Bailey Rae, Terrace Martin, Charlie Musselwhite, Buscabulla, GZA (w/ The Phunky Nomads), Protoje, Seun Kuti, the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, and others. This seven-part music series showcases a wide range of genres at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Pre-shows for each concert begin at 5:30pm; concerts start at 6:30pm.

Additionally, the Chicago Film Office at DCASE announced this year’s Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Tuesdays, July 16 – Aug. 20), presented by Pluto TV, kicking off on the Park’s actual 20th birthday with a special double-feature, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial & Jurassic Park at 6pm, followed by a diverse range of award-winning films throughout the summer: Coco, Barbie, American Fiction, Wonka and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Films are shown on a 40-foot LED screen from the Pritzker stage with guests in the seating bowl or on the Great Lawn. Films begin at 6:30pm (with the exception of the July 16 double-feature starting at 6pm). In partnership with the Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF), each screening will also showcase one of the many independent film festivals that are a part of Chicago’s vibrant film community.

The popular Millennium Park Summer Workouts also return with Pilates, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and Zumba®, Saturdays from May 18 – Aug. 31 (8am–11:45am). Participants can enjoy free 45-minute classes on the Great Lawn accompanied by live music. The schedule does not include every Saturday; visit for the complete schedule.

2024 Millennium Park Summer Season

Season highlights of DCASE and cultural partner programming below. Subject to change. 
Updates (including weather-related announcements) will be shared on Millennium Park’s FacebookX and website.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

May 18 – Aug. 31 
Most Saturdays, 8–11:45am

Enjoy free 45-minute classes on the Great Lawn accompanied by live music.

  • 8am–8:45am  Pilates
  • 9–9:45am       Yoga
  • 10–10:45am    Cardio Kickboxing
  • 11–11:45am      Zumba®

Summer Workouts are supported by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation. ASL interpretation will be provided for all workouts.

Uniting Voices Chicago presents “Paint the Town Red”

Thursday, May 23 at 11am 
Paint the Town Red is one of Uniting Voices Chicago’s most anticipated and largest events of the year, bringing together singers from every corner of Chicago and every level of their programs in song. Voice of Chicago, Dimension, all 12 Neighborhood Choirs and singers from their school program will be performing, alongside special guest artist, Camilo Lara.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Saturday, June 1 from 4–9pm 
Kicking off summer in Millennium Park with a powerful lineup of top talent. Hosted by Inspiration 1390’s Sonya Blakey, DeAndre Patterson and VaShawn Mitchell.

4pm   Inspiration 1390 Takeover: Lena Byrd Miles, Bishop Brandon Jacobs & New Zion Temple Choir, and Exalted of Chicago.

5pm   Choir Nation: A tribute to Chicago Church Choirs

    First Corinthian Voices of Victory

    Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir

    Fellowship Chicago

6pm   Todd Dulaney

7pm   Anita Wilson 
           Chandler Moore

8pm   The Clark Sisters

Chicago House Music Festival

Sunday, June 2 from 10am–9pm 
Celebrating 40 years since the first House Music releases, a genre born in Chicago that revolutionized dance music internationally, the Chicago House Music Festival returns to Millennium Park featuring Farley Jackmaster Funk, Wayne Williams and Alan King of the Chosen Few DJs, Lori Branch, Tony Touch, ANANÉ, Ash Lauryn, and Karizma performing on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. On the North Promenade of the Park, Slo ‘Mo / Kido hosts Queer Fam Pride Jam, a youth and queer family-friendly event with dance lessons, DJ sets and more from 10am-1pm, followed by Viva Acid presenting top local DJs until 9pm. Full schedule available at

Chicago Blues Festival

Thursday – Sunday, June 6-9 
*Note: Opening Night, June 6 will be at the Ramova Theatre 
Concerts will also be livestreamed at 
The largest, free Blues festival in the world returns to Chicago with four days of top-tier talent celebrating the city’s renowned Blues legacy, including a special Sunday evening June 9 performance by Chicago living legend Buddy Guy as part of his “Damn Right Farewell” tour. Full schedule available at

Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF)

June 12 – Aug. 17 
Millennium Park is the official home of GPMF, which returns June 12 with Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar leading a lineup of international soloists and the award-winning Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in a 10-week season that runs through Aug. 17.

Joffrey For All Free Performance

Sunday, June 16 at 5pm 
The Joffrey Ballet, one of the premier dance companies performing today, presents for the second time a Joffrey For All free public performance that honors the vibrant spirit of the city. Bring your family, friends and a picnic basket to the great lawn of Millennium Park to experience a series of fan favorites from all three pillars of the organization, featuring Company Artists, Academy and Community Engagement students.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

July 1– Aug. 8 
Mondays + Thursdays, 6:30–9pm 
Access artist photos

Monday, July 1 

Charlie Musselwhite 
Ivan Singh

Supported by Alligator Records and WDCB Radio

Thursday, July 11

French Police

Monday, July 15

Seun Kuti 
Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Supported by NPR Music

Monday, July 22

Béla FleckEdgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia
Arooj Aftab

Supported by Old Town School of Folk Music and South Asia Institute

Monday, July 29

GZA (w/ The Phunky Nomads)
Yaya Bey

Monday, Aug. 5

Madison McFerrin

Thursday, Aug. 8

Corinne Bailey RaeTerrace Martin with James Fauntleroy

Supported by GRAMMY® Legacies and Looking Ahead

The Summer Music Series is also supported by the Millennium Park Foundation.

Experimental Sound Studio: the urban+nature sonic pavilion

July 13, 1-4pm & Aug. 15, 5-8pm 
The urban+nature sonic pavilion is an auditory exhibition that explores how the sounds of nature are hidden and embedded in the soundtrack of the city. Bringing together 10 multichannel compositions from an international roster of sound artists, this program invites visitors to actively listen to the nature rooted in the urban, and to reconsider the obsolete notion that the human and non-human cannot be beautifully reciprocal and entwined. The program is part of the 2024 Millennium Park Residency Program, made possible by Pritzker Foundation and the Millennium Park

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Presented by Pluto TV
July 16 – Aug. 20 
Tuesdays at 6:30pm (*except July 16 double feature starts at 6pm) 
In partnership with the Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF), each screening will also showcase one of the many independent film festivals that are a part of Chicago’s vibrant film community.

Tuesday, July 16

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (114 minutes, PG) 
Jurassic Park (127 minutes, PG-13) 
(Double feature! Starts at 6pm)

Highlighting the 60th anniversary of Chicago International Film Festival

Tuesday, July 23

Coco (105 minutes, PG) 
Highlighting the 40th anniversary of Chicago Latino Film Festival

Tuesday, July 30

Barbie (114 minutes, PG-13) 
Highlighting the one-year anniversary launch of Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals

Tuesday, Aug. 6

American Fiction (117 minutes, R) 
Highlighting the 30th anniversary of Black Harvest Film Festival

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Wonka (116 minutes, PG) 
Highlighting the 40th anniversary of Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (103 minutes, PG-13) 
Highlighting the upcoming 20th anniversary year of Midwest Film Festival

Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, is proud to team up with Millennium Park Summer Film Series to bring movie fans a summer of fun! Pluto TV offers hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on demand, and this summer, the service’s spotlight is on Movies. Whether you’re a movie lover on the go or relaxing at home, Pluto TV has you covered with fan-favorite blockbuster hits throughout June, July, and August. For all the genres you love, like Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action and more, check out Pluto TV wherever you stream and enjoy movies.

Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Presented by Capital One
July 18 – July 21 
Scheduled to take place almost exactly 20 years since the Park’s official opening on July 16, 2004, this four-day free celebration, presented by Capital One, features award-winning headliners, activities for families and youth, workouts, new public art, dance performances and concerts — produced by DCASE with the Grant Park Music Festival, with additional support from the Illinois Office of Tourism, Millennium Park Foundation, Globetrotters Engineering, Allstate and others. The presenting sponsor is Capital One, one of the most widely recognized brands in banking — serving more than 100 million customers across a diverse set of businesses.

Thursday, July 18

¡Súbelo! Festival, headlined by Fruko y Sus Tesos, the popular Latin music group from Colombia, presenting, “Fruko: 60 Years Of Making The World Dance,” performing his hit songs from Sonora Dinamita, Latin Brothers, Afrosound, and Fruko y Sus Tesos.

Friday, July 19

The Grant Park Orchestra in Star Wars and More: the Music of John Williams.

Saturday, July 20

Free arts programming starting at 11am across the Park, culminating in an evening concert by Academy Award, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning artist, actor, author, activist and South Side native Common performing alongside the Grant Park Orchestra, conducted by Anthony ParntherFree; online RSVPs required and will become available in the coming weeks.

Sunday, July 21

The S&S Chicago Experience from 4-7pm on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage, curated by Steve “Silk” Hurley and Shannon “Skip” Says, presenting a diverse and inclusive presentation of House Music.

Broadway in Chicago Free Summer Concert

Monday, Aug. 12 at 6:15pm 
Presented by Broadway in Chicago and sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago, the free concert will showcase selections from BACK TO THE FUTURE which will be in performances at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, hot from Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, & JULIET, and SOME LIKE IT HOT, returning favorites LES MISÉRABLES, MEAN GIRLS, AIN’T TOO PROUD, and a special feature from the 30th Anniversary Production of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE

Collaboraction and Teatro Vista present

Sandra Delgado’s La Havana Madrid 
Friday, Aug. 23; Pre-show at 6pm; Show starts at 6:45pm 
Collaboraction and Teatro Vista present the return of Sandra Delgado’s La Havana Madrid, bringing back to life the eponymous 1960’s Lakeview nightclub, where Latine immigrants new to Chicago found refuge to gather, sing, dance, find love and discover their destinies, hailed as “heartfelt and fascinating…bursting with music and warmth” (Chicago Tribune). This staged concert version of the smash hit play, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce, recreates a special time and place in Chicago history by immersing audiences in live music, dancing and stories inspired by real stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian newcomers. The program is part of the 2024 Millennium Park Residency Program, made possible by Pritzker Foundation and the Millennium Park

Lyric Opera’s “Sunday in the Park with Lyric”

Sunday, Aug. 25 at 7pm 
Presenting an evening of beautiful music as artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center perform a variety of favorites from the 2024/25 Season with Music Director Enrique Mazzola conducting members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Bring a blanket, your favorite snacks, your fellow music lovers, and those you can’t wait to introduce to opera for this free, fun and friendly, can’t-miss summer delight that always ushers in a new cultural season on a high note. “Sunday in the Park with Lyric” is generously supported through an endowment by an Anonymous Foundation with additional support from the Rhoda & Henry Frank Family Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Sipi Metals Corporation.

Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project: Divination: The Dancing Souls of Black Folk

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 5:45pm 
Returning to Millennium Park following a wildly successful 2022 engagement, the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project presents 10 dynamic companies in a concert exploring the divine, mystical and spiritual ways our ancestors communicate and celebrate with us. The companies performing include: The Chicago Multicultural Dance Company and Hiplet Ballerinas, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, The Era Footwork Collective, Forward Momentum Chicago, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Move Me Soul, Muntu Dance Theatre, NAJWA Dance Corps and Praize Productions Inc. The program is part of the 2024 Millennium Park Residency Program, made possible by Pritzker Foundation and the Millennium Park Foundation.

Chicago Jazz Festival

Thursday, Aug. 29 – Sunday, Sept. 1 
The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago’s local talent alongside national and international artists to raise awareness and appreciation for one of the city’s most beloved art forms. Produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the schedule will be released at a future date at

Selena Tribute Concert

Friday, Sept. 6 at 6pm 
The National Museum of Mexican Art proudly presents the return of the Selena Tribute Concert. Chicago continues to show the love for the legendary and iconic Tex-Mex queen of cumbia runs deep. Join us in this 3rd year for what promises to be another unforgettable evening filled with music, dancing and an exciting new lineup of artists. There will be an additional surprise artist who will be announced on the day of the event. Come with family and friends and leave with Fotos y Recuerdos.

Vocalo Presents: Summer Finale featuring Pivot Gang, Marquis Hill, KAINA and more

Friday, Sept. 20 from 6-9pm 
Vocalo was founded more than 15 years ago to amplify Chicago’s distinct cultural and creative fabric through music discovery. On Friday, Sept. 20, Vocalo presents the Summer Finale, a special one-night-only free concert to wrap up the summer, featuring an incredible lineup of Chicago talent: Pivot Gang, a hip-hop collective of independent artists (Saba, Joseph Chilliams, Frsh Waters, MFnMelo and DaeDae) based out of Chicago’s West Side; internationally acclaimed trumpeter and South Side native Marquis Hill; beloved multi-genre singer-songwriter KAINA, and more. The program is part of the 2024 Millennium Park Residency Program, made possible by Pritzker Foundation and the Millennium Park

Old Town School of Folk Music: Global Carnival

Sunday, Sept. 22 from 6-9pm 
A dynamic, immersive performance experience that will feature Afro-Brazilian carnival block Ilê Aiyê and New Orleans Black Masking Indian artists Flagboy Giz & the Wild Tchoupitoulas. With additional performances by local ensembles such as the Windy City Ramblers, Muntu Dance Theatre, Azania Drum, Team Jukeboxx Mas Band and the Epic Steel Orchestra. Using various areas of Millennium Park as well as a main stage performance, Old Town School’s Global Carnival will weave together performances found in celebrations across the Black Atlantic. The program is part of World Music Festival Chicago 2024, as well as the 2024 Millennium Park Residency Program, which is made possible by Pritzker Foundation and the Millennium Park